Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sundays in My City - San Francisco Beauties, #1 - March 20, 2011

I was almost late for my dermatology follow up last Thursday because I kept
stopping en route to take pictures.  I went down Scott Street on the way to
Mt. Zion on Divisadero and, afterwards, I drove home via Castro Street.  I
got quite a few shots for several week's worth of "Sunday in My City."

























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18 comments:

  1. These old houses are so beautiful. They have such wonderful character.

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  2. I've been to SF several times and I just can't get over the gorgeous homes and the exquisite paint. Thanks for the tour!

    via SIMC

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  3. Your city ~ and your photos ~ are real beauties.

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  4. They truly are beauties, so grand and ornate. Great shots.

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  5. Enjoyed the virtual tour of homes.

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  6. What beautiful buidings.
    The photos are really good.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  7. gorgeous photos and I love your new header photo of blooming Acacia!

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  8. these are absolutely stunning pictures! I can't wait to see more.

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  9. Thank you for your effort, showing unique buildings indeed. Must be a great neighourhood to live in. Alluring.
    Please have a good new week ahead.

    daily athens

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  10. That first one is ONE vertical house! Very cool.

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  11. Love the painted ladies! You've beautifully documented these architectural gems.

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  12. These are some of the reasons I loved roaming the streets of San Francisco when I lived there 22 years ago. You can't help but look at this houses and smile. Thanks for the reminder.
    Cheers, jj

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  13. gorgeous photos - and houses! maybe one day i will get to see them live, so to say. i love how you've gotten close to bring out the details, too.

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  14. I recognize these. I see them regularly.

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  15. sheril benedict -
    I have so much fun photographing these Victorians!


    Daogreer Earth Works -
    San Francisco is just full of these houses -
    each one more beautiful than the last!


    Tara R.
    My dream was always to own one but, as a single parent, without child support, it just couldn't happen!


    Kristin - The Goat -
    There is such a business in the painting of these incredible Victorians!


    Helen -
    I fell in love with San Francisco when I was 18 and had a very long layover enroute from New Orleans to Honolulu. I told myself then that I was going to live here...and, at 33, it became a reality. I'm now 66 and I've never tired of the city - though I've visited 45 countries, I still love this best ( though I could easily live six months in some of those other places!


    Poetic Shutterbug -
    I think we have enough Victorians here to keep us in photographic material until we can't hold a camera anymore!


    Laurie Matherne -
    I have many more Victorian photograph so stay tuned!


    Maggie May -
    Aren't these Victorians lovely? I always think of your Queen Victoria when I see them!! We owe you Brits a lot.


    Kathe W.
    The acacias have lost all their blooms, sadly, in our two weeks of torrential rains. We hardly have any blooms of any kind since the downpours - we've had lots of trees falling and rockslides, though.


    Sheila @ A Postcard a Day -
    I have a never ending supply of photos of San Francisco's "Painted Ladies" - I took about forty on that expedition alone!


    ρομπερτ -
    I wish I lived in an area with those gorgeous Victorians...not me. I am in suburbia but I do spend a lot of time in the city, admiring the Victorians - and dreaming!


    Sharkbytes -
    I console myself that I couldn't climb the stairs very easily in my old age and that these Victorians must cost a fortune to heat! I do love them, though.


    ceodraiocht -
    I am so glad you have enjoyed this edition of my Painted Ladies. I have many more.


    Manuela -
    I am waiting to show you around the city but, as I said, don't take to long. I AM 66. I'll have to drop you at the bottom of the hills and meet you at the top! I do love showing people around this city, though.


    secret agent woman -
    It is a really beautiful city with stunning views.


    Unknown Mami -
    Don't we live in a special place? I am so glad I have such a good collection of photographs.

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